History Literature / MySweetAudrina

30th Oct '16 8:07:52 PM DrOO7
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* HollywoodHealing: Averted. After Audrina wakens from her coma, she spends several weeks in the hospital undergoing physical therapy to regain the use of her limbs.



* RejectionAffection: Audrina yanks her arm away from Arden the minute she comes out of the coma. While she's in the hospital, he tries to visit her daily, only to be turned away each time. Despite this, when she comes him, he immediately runs up to the car and tries to hug and kiss her and not until she screams at him not to touch her does it finally dawn on him that she wants nothing to do with him.

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* RejectionAffection: Audrina yanks her arm away from Arden the minute she comes out of the coma. While she's in the hospital, he tries to visit her daily, only to be turned away each time. Despite this, when she comes him, home, he immediately runs up to the car and tries to hug and kiss her and not until she screams at him not to touch her does it finally dawn on him that she wants nothing to do with him.
8th Oct '16 3:04:22 PM talltalltree
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* LawOfInverseFertility: In the ghostwritten sequel ''Whitefern'', Audrina has struggled to have a child despite many years of trying. [[spoiler:Arden brainwashes and rapes Sylvia when it becomes apparent that Audrina isn't ever going to conceive a family heir.]]
11th Sep '16 1:07:23 PM Bergamot
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** In ''Whitefern'', an older Sylvia displays an amazing gift for painting (in spite of the fact that in the original book, [[AdaptationalIntelligence Sylvia's motor skills were so poor that she could not feed herself.]])
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: The general definition of the First and Best Audrina's alleged "gift." Presumably she was simply a sweet, loving,
15th Aug '16 10:16:14 PM DrOO7
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* BuryYourDisabled: Double-amputee Billie falls down the stairs and breaks her neck.



* ConverseWithTheUnconscious: Everyone to Audrina while she's in her coma. Vera to cruelly taunt her about how she and Arden are having sex and intend to kill her off for good, Arden to move her arms and legs and implore her to PleaseWakeUp, and Damien to basically whine and cry about how all [[ItsAllAboutMe this is affecting HIM]].



* InspirationallyDisabled: Arden's mother Billie was a [[GloryDays ice-skating champion]] who [[ICouldaBeenAContender might have competed in the Olympics]] until she [[CareerEndingInjury lost both legs to diabetes]].

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* InspirationallyDisabled: Arden's mother Billie was a an [[GloryDays ice-skating champion]] who [[ICouldaBeenAContender might have competed in the Olympics]] until she [[CareerEndingInjury lost both legs to diabetes]].


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* ItsAllAboutMe: Damien, big time. Arden too. In particular, they both whine separately to Audrina about how much her coma affected ''them'' and Arden practically pouts when Audrina angrily throws his infidelity in his face.


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* PleaseWakeUp: Arden visits Audrina daily to move her arms and legs and implore this of her. Audrina doubts his sincerity, given that despite all his entreaties, he still goes to bed with Vera every night.


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* RejectionAffection: Audrina yanks her arm away from Arden the minute she comes out of the coma. While she's in the hospital, he tries to visit her daily, only to be turned away each time. Despite this, when she comes him, he immediately runs up to the car and tries to hug and kiss her and not until she screams at him not to touch her does it finally dawn on him that she wants nothing to do with him.
15th Aug '16 9:57:19 PM DrOO7
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Arden's overall a much nicer person in the movie. For starters, he actually tries to stop Audrina's rape, rather than running like a coward, before being overpowered by her assailants, ''doesn't'' force himself on Audrina on their wedding night and in fact patiently waits until she's ready to have sex, and finally, resists Vera's attempts at seducing him rather than succumbing immediately. Even after she drugs and undresses him, he's still coherent enough to fight her off.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: Arden's overall a much nicer person in the movie. For starters, he actually tries to stop Audrina's rape, rather than running like a coward, before being overpowered by her assailants, ''doesn't'' force himself on Audrina on their wedding night and in fact patiently waits until she's ready to have sex, and finally, although clearly tempted, with the exception of one kiss that he immediately regrets, ultimately resists Vera's attempts at seducing him rather than succumbing immediately. Even after she drugs and undresses him, he's still coherent enough to fight her off.


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* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Averted. Vera slips into slinky lingerie, drugs Arden, and starts to undress him. This is never portrayed as okay, especially since it's also has the double benefit of distracting him from the fact that she disconnected Audrina's life support. He's coherent enough to fight her off and is clearly angry and disgusted at her behavior.
15th Aug '16 9:41:45 PM DrOO7
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Arden's overall a much nicer person in the movie. For starters, he actually tries to stop Audrina's rape, rather than running like a coward, before being overpowered by her assailants, ''doesn't'' force himself on Audrina on their wedding night and in fact patiently waits until she's ready to have sex, and finally, resists Vera's attempts at seducing him rather than succumbing immediately. Even after she drugs and undresses him, he's still coherent enough to fight her off.



* CainAndAbel: Vera and Audrina. The comparison becomes even more apt when we find out that the two are not cousins, but half-sisters, and that [[spoiler:Vera set Audrina up to be gang-raped in order to spoil her in their father's eyes so that Vera would look like the better daughter.]]

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* CainAndAbel: Vera and Audrina. The comparison becomes even more apt when we find out that the two are not only cousins, but half-sisters, and that [[spoiler:Vera set Audrina up to be gang-raped in order to spoil her in their father's eyes so that Vera would look like the better daughter.]]
11th Aug '16 11:35:09 AM DrOO7
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* SexlessMarriage: Arden and Audrina in the TV movie.
11th Aug '16 10:47:26 AM Bergamot
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** Lucky and Ellsbeth also count though they're not at all what people think they are. [[spoiler: Lucky is treated as Abel but is more Cain-like in personality due to being more deceptive and secretly cruel. The stern Ellsbeth is seen as the Cain but is more Abel-like since she is actually a nicer person than her sister.

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** Lucky and Ellsbeth also count though they're not at all what people think they are. [[spoiler: Lucky is treated as Abel but is more Cain-like in personality due to being more deceptive and secretly cruel. The stern Ellsbeth is seen as the Cain but is more Abel-like since she is actually a nicer person than her sister.]]



* ConvenientMiscarriage : Actually, a very inconvenient one, because it was supposed to be [[spoiler: Vera's way to escape Whitefern by forcing Lamar to marry her.]] Another [[{{Squick}} memorable scene]] happens when [[spoiler: Vera crawls around on the floor]] in blood and throws one of the clumps.]]

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* ConvenientMiscarriage : Actually, a very inconvenient one, because it was supposed to be [[spoiler: Vera's way to escape Whitefern by forcing Lamar to marry her.]] Another [[{{Squick}} memorable scene]] happens when [[spoiler: Vera crawls around on the floor]] floor in blood and throws one of the clumps.]]
11th Aug '16 10:46:00 AM Bergamot
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Seven-year-old [[AlliterativeName Audrina Adele Adare]] lives in isolation in a OldDarkHouse with her mother Lucky, her OverprotectiveDad Damian, her [[DoesNotLikeMen Aunt Ellsbeth]] and Ellsbeth's daughter [[TheVamp Vera]]. Audrina suffers from a strange inability to sense time passing and is forbidden to go to school, make friends, or [[DontGoIntoTheWoods visit the woods behind their house]] where nine years before Audrina's birth, her elder sister ([[LegacyVesselNaming also named Audrina]]) was [[RapeAsBackstory raped and murdered]]. Now Damien wants the second Audrina to sit in her dead sister's rocking chair until she absorbs all the First and Best Audrina's [[GhostMemory memories]], so that she can become [[TheDutifulSon as loving and special as the First Audrina]].

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Seven-year-old [[AlliterativeName Audrina Adele Adare]] lives in isolation in a OldDarkHouse with her mother Lucky, her OverprotectiveDad Damian, her [[DoesNotLikeMen Aunt Ellsbeth]] and Ellsbeth's daughter [[TheVamp Vera]]. Audrina suffers from a strange inability to sense time passing and is forbidden to go to school, make friends, or [[DontGoIntoTheWoods visit the woods behind their house]] where nine years before Audrina's birth, her elder sister ([[LegacyVesselNaming also named Audrina]]) was [[RapeAsBackstory raped and murdered]]. Now Damien Damian wants the second Audrina to sit in her dead sister's rocking chair until she absorbs all the First and Best Audrina's [[GhostMemory memories]], so that she can will become [[TheDutifulSon [[ReplacementGoldfish as loving and special as the First Audrina]].



As Audrina grows up, she begins to break away from her father and her home, but her life is still overshadowed by memories that don't belong to her, memories that threaten to ruin her marriage and destroy her sanity. Finally she decides it is time to learn the truth that everyone[[note]]including the reader[[/note]] already knows.

Everyone except . . . [[TitleDrop My Sweet Audrina]]

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As Audrina grows up, she begins to break away from her father and her home, but her life is still overshadowed by memories that don't belong to her, memories that threaten to ruin her marriage and destroy her sanity. Finally To save her own life, she decides it is time to must finally learn the truth secret that everyone[[note]]including the reader[[/note]] already knows.

Everyone except . . . except...[[TitleDrop My Sweet Audrina]]



** Lucky and Ellsbeth also count though they're not at all what people think they are. [[spoiler: Lucky is treated as Abel but is more Cain-like in personality due to being more deceptive and secretly cruel. The stern Ellsbeth is seen as the Cain but is more Abel-like since she is actually a nicer person than her sister.]]

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** Lucky and Ellsbeth also count though they're not at all what people think they are. [[spoiler: Lucky is treated as Abel but is more Cain-like in personality due to being more deceptive and secretly cruel. The stern Ellsbeth is seen as the Cain but is more Abel-like since she is actually a nicer person than her sister.]]



* DaddysGirl: The First and Best Audrina was one before her rape. [[spoiler:After the rape, she feared all males, including her father, hence Damien desperate need to reprogram the "second" Audrina.]]

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* DaddysGirl: The First and Best Audrina was one before her rape. [[spoiler:After the rape, she feared all males, including her father, hence Damien Damian desperate need to reprogram the "second" Audrina.]]



** Vera is Damien's daughter by Ellsbeth. Again, only Audrina is unaware of this, and the family keep it as a dark secret from her.

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** Vera is Damien's Damian's daughter by Ellsbeth. Again, only Audrina is unaware of this, and the family keep it as a dark secret from her.



** [[ClockDiscrepancy All the clocks]] in the house are set to different times. There are no calendars, and no one will tell Audrina their real age. Damien stuffs the mailbox with [[NewspaperDating back-dated newspapers]]. And while there is a television in the house, Audrina is forbidden to watch it.

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** [[ClockDiscrepancy All the clocks]] in the house are set to different times. There are no calendars, and no one will tell Audrina their real age. Damien Damian stuffs the mailbox with [[NewspaperDating back-dated newspapers]]. And while there is a television in the house, Audrina is forbidden to watch it.



* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Audrina and Lucky described as wearing purple dresses which highlight their femininity and [[PurpleEyes match their eye color.]]

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* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Audrina and Lucky are described as wearing purple dresses which highlight their femininity and [[PurpleEyes match their eye color.]]



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Damien does his damndest to keep Audrina this way by essentially confining her to the house and keeping her emotionally and financially dependent upon him. When she manages to elope behind his back, he simply takes up where he left off when she returns--and starts to work on putting her new husband in the same position.

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Damien Damian does his damndest to keep Audrina this way by essentially confining her to the house and keeping her emotionally and financially dependent upon him. When she manages to elope behind his back, he simply takes up where he left off when she returns--and starts to work on putting her new husband in the same position.



* RapeAsDrama: The rape of the First Audrina is described in detail ''three times.'' The first time we are treated to listening to the rape of a nine-year-old girl described by another nine-year-old girl.

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* RapeAsDrama: The Though it [[spoiler: supposedly]] takes place well before the events of the book, the rape of the First Audrina is described in detail ''three times.'' The first time we are treated to listening to the rape of a nine-year-old girl described by another nine-year-old girl.



* WhatTheHellHero: Pretty much everyone but particularly Damien and Arden [[spoiler:and even Audrina in the final paragraph of the book.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Pretty much everyone but particularly Damien Damian and Arden [[spoiler:and even Audrina in the final paragraph of the book.]]



** Damien's motivation is revealed to be his attempt to keep Audrina forever as his caretaker.

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** Damien's Damian's motivation is revealed to be his attempt to keep Audrina forever as his caretaker.



** [[spoiler:Audrina is on the verge of leaving Damien and Arden forever and starting her own life when she is overcome with guilt and goes back to them in the very last paragraph.]]

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** [[spoiler:Audrina is on the verge of leaving Damien Damian and Arden forever and starting her own life when she is overcome with guilt and goes back to them in the very last paragraph.]]
31st Jul '16 3:38:09 PM needlessexposition
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** In ''Whitefern'', [[spoiler: Arden becomes the main villain of the book due to raping both his wife and sister-in-law, getting the latter pregnant since Audrina had difficulty conceiving and he wanted a son.]]
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